UNITED NATIONS, November 24, 2004 ( – The United Nations is investigating approximately 150 allegations of sexual abuse by UN staff and peacekeepers in the Congo, including rape, prostitution and pedophilia, an official reported Monday. Some of the incidents were recorded on video tape.  There were also some 30 cases of sexual abuse reported in the town of Bunia by peacekeepers in May.  UN sources normally keep incidents of abuse from the media, as happened in Cambodia, Somalia, Bosnia and Ethiopia. These earlier cases came to light only after news reporters and officials within the countries of origin exposed them.  “I am afraid there is clear evidence that acts of gross misconduct have taken place,” UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said Friday. “This is a shameful thing for the United Nations to have to say, and I am absolutely outraged by it.”  Read related news:  United Nations Personnel Accused of Involvement with Child Prostitution Tv